Domain Names

AusRegistry Transfer to Afilias

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Aussie Domains for business people

Afilias Australia Pty Ltd, a wholly owned subsidiary of Afilias plc, has been appointed to provide registry services for the .au domain from 1 July 2018 as part of auDA’s Registry Transformation Project.

On Saturday 30th June 2018 the .au registry will undergo maintenance as part of the transition from Ausregistry to Afilias as the new registry operator. This will affect all registrars worldwide with .au domains.

The maintenance period is scheduled for 8:00am AEST, Saturday 30 June 2018 until 8:00pm AEST, Sunday 1 July 2018.

New generic domain names

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We now have more of new generic domain names (gTLD)  to offer. Some of the newest domain names added are .website, .cloud and .love. And we now have country top level domains such as .uk (United Kingdom), .ca (Canada), .hk (Hong Kong) and more. For a full list of domains and prices goto Register a Domain.

Vote for a simpler Aussie Domain Space

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Vote for a simpler Aussie Domain Space

You may have seen discussions recently regarding the proposal by auDA (the .au domain administrators) to simplify the Australian domain space by allowing businesses to register domain names directly in the second level, for example as companyname.au instead of companyname.com.au.

The introduction of direct .au registrations would have a number of benefits for Australian businesses, including:

Welcome to the new generation of top level domain spaces!

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The new generation of domain names are now here!

We are pleased to announce the launch of 139 new top level domain extensions (gTLD's) and plan many more in the coming months. This means the new available gTLD's are available to purchase from Bluegroper Web Development and can be used with our web hosting packages.

Are you ready for some new top level domains?

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The .com and .com.au have always ruled the Australian market but that is about to change, but that is all about to change. Because the market is about to be flooded with new domain extensions, with everything from .expert to .technology, there’s something to suit every brand and personality out there.

BHP, South32 and what to do when cyber-squatters nab your domain

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BHP Billiton has been stumped by cyber squatters who bought the web address for its new South32 business and tried to charge $10 million for it, see story in financial review. Visitors to South32.com expecting to see a polished site explaining the vision behind BHP’s new company are instead greeted by a three-minute video of a woman’s tongue, inviting interes

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